Ausangate Trek 5 days. Cusco – Perú.

 AUSANGATE TREK 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS.

The route of Apu Ausangate is one of the most important and most amazing of the routes that exist on the Cordillera of the Andes in the region of Cusco. Without a doubt it is the most difficult route in the high mountains above 4500 meters above sea level reaching three high points and mountain passes at 5500 m (17,000 feet altitude).

This hike to the Ausangate is without a doubt an exciting experience where one can enjoy a beautiful journey with many large crystal blue lakes and majestic snow-capped mountains.  Along the way ou will also see a great variety of native animals like llamas, alpacas and wild vicuñas and many species of birds. During the trek along the route Apu Ausangate you will get a chance to see different indigenous villages, guardians of the Incan culture. These people are perhaps the last Incans who live in the original culture using the techniques of agriculture and herding llamas and alpacas passed down through generations.

Our travel agency ORELLANA EXPEDITIONS will arrange trips for 2 to 10 travelers per group, working with 100% local people, porters, cooks and professional local guides.  We offer you a service of the highest quality on your trip to Apu Ausangate.

TRIP ITINERARY.

DAY 01: CUSCO – TINKI – UPIS.

We will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning as we begin our trip to the town of Tinki.  This part of the trip will take about 3 to 4 hours with a few stops at points of interest where we can appreciate the spectacular views of the cordillera of Vilcanota with the majestic majestuoso Apu Ausangate. Once we have arrived at Tinki we will prepare for the most important trek in the Andes of Peru.

The first day we will begin walking about 4 hours.  This will be a short day of walking but it will be very important for you to get acclimatized to the altitude and to learn a bit about the different villages in the area. These villages have maintained original customs throughout generations.

Tonight we will sleep at the foot of Apu Ausangate at an altitude of 4200 metros above sea level in nice, comfortable tents.

DAY 02: UPIS – ABRA ARAPA – AUSANGATE COCHA.

Waking up at about 6:00 am with a nice cup of coca that will help us breathe the cold air at this altitude, we will enjoy our delicious breakfast.

7:00 am – We begin our walk up to the mountain pass of Arapa (4900 msnm)  from where we will have a breathtaking view of the impressive Apu Ausangate.  Continuing our walk we will descend into  Valle de Puqa Qocha where we will see two beautiful crystal lakes, Puqa Qocha y Jatun  Puqa Qocha. Here we will make a stop for our lunch beside the lakes where we will be able to see different types of geese and ducks.

After our lunch we will continue up to the second highest point, the mountain pass of Apuchata (5000 msnm), from where we can see the stunning turquoise blue Lake Ausangate beside the snow-capped Ausangate. From here we will descend about 30 minutes to our second night’s camp.

DAY 03: AUSANGATE COCHA – ABRA PALOMANI – COCHA QAMPA.

Another day and our cook will greet us with a cup of coca and a great Peruvian breakfast.

After our breakfast we will prepare for the most difficult part of our journey, climbing to the top of Palomani (5400 m s n m), the highest point of the route of Ausangate. At this altitude we will practically be at snow level and we will have the opportunity to take the best photos of Apu Ausangate. (Guardian God of Incas).

We will then descend towards the valley of Qampa where we will enjoy our lunch with a beautiful view of Punta Puca and Tres Picos.

Continuing on after lunch we head towards the valley of Qampa where we will see many  groups of llamas and alpacas domesticated by local, indigenous families.

Tonight we will camp in the valley of Qampa  very close to these local families’ homes.

DAY 04: HATUNPAMPA – ABRA JANCCA – PACCHANTA.

As we wake close to the local people, this will be a unique experience in your life. Very early in the morning the llamas and alpaca will be herded to the pastures in the mountains where they will graze on Andean grass. (This will be a great place to take pictures of llamas and alpacas.)

We will begin the walk from the community of Qampa and we will begin a climb to the highest point of Jancca (5000 m s n m). where we will stay at top of this snow. then will continue down to Pacchanta, along this hiking  down to pacchanta we will see 7 lakes of different color.

In pacchanta at  the nights you enjoy the hot spring.

DAY 05: PACCHANTA – TINKI – CUSCO.

After our breakfast we will walk down until Tinqui for approximately 3 hours, from where we will take our car for come back to Cusco for the same way that we did on the first day  (arrival at cusco at 5 pm).

INCLUDED:

  • Transport from cusco to Tinki/ Tinqui –  cusco.
  • Bilingual professional tour Guide.
  • Porters or horses to carry the food and equipments.
  • Profesional Cook.
  • Cooking tent and equipments.
  • Extra horse for emergency.
  • Food from first day lunch until last day lunch.
  • Camping equipment.
  • first aid kit.
  • Entrance ticket to Ausangate.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • First breakfast.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Mineral water.
  • Tips.
  • Calls.

Note: For current availability and rates not included, contact us at reservas@machupicchuorellana.com. Price reductions are available for groups.

The program can be modified according to your requirements, for example: The duration of your tour, interests and activities, flight reservations, additional destinations and other contingencies.